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embrace possibilities


 Hand-crafted leather bags

made in Minnesota

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embrace possibilities


 Hand-crafted leather bags

made in Minnesota

 

Strey Designs

We design and create all our bag in our Minneapolis studio. Our designs focus on 3 main things; functionality, durability and versatility.  You will love your bag as much as we loved making it!  Join our revolution and support LOCAL makers and LOCAL manufacturers!   

 
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Functional. VERSTILE. Durable.


"Strey Designs changed the way I use a bag. "

-Jill S. 

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Functional. VERSTILE. Durable.


"Strey Designs changed the way I use a bag. "

-Jill S. 

Shop Now

Why choose Strey.....?

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Made in the USA


handcrafted with integrity, our products are made to last and we guarantee it.

Made in the USA


handcrafted with integrity, our products are made to last and we guarantee it.

Made by Hand, From Our Heart

Strey Designs offers quality handbags manufactured by Minneapolis designer and artist, Sarah Butala. Each bag is created with the intention and purpose to provide a product that has been produced under fair wages and with a minimal carbon footprint. We believe manufacturing in the USA provides jobs, stimulates our local economy, and reduces the exploitation of sweatshop workers overseas. Our hands are busy and our heart is full. 

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SARAH BUTALA

Owner | Designer

Strey Designer, Sarah Butala is a Minnesotan designer that set out to create art that would be a "vehicle for social change". Sarah wants to make a dent in the unsustainable and heartless overseas manufacturing industry. She is a self-taught leather worker and entrepreneur that is an advocate for women owned businesses and hopes to aid women in the near future with micro loans to start up their own businesses. While Butala now focuses on leatherwork, she has drawn inspiration from her past training in painting, drawing, woodworking, textiles and sculpture.  She worked as a puppeteer, art teacher, muralist and set designer before embarking on her new passion in fashion and leatherwork. She lives with her husband and daughter and their cuddly pets in Bloomington, Minnesota near the majestic woods along the Minnesota River.

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